Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter Leaves Church Over Treatment of Women
Posted on 07/20/2009 12:49:32 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
After more than 60 years together, Jimmy Carter has announced himself at odds with the Southern Baptist Church -- and he's decided it's time they go their separate ways. Via Feministing, the former president called the decision "unavoidable" after church leaders prohibited women from being ordained and insisted women be "subservient to their husbands." Said Carter in an essay in The Age:
At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.
The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.
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I guess he’ll become a Sunni now, or maybe a Persian Shia.
I don’t believe anything he says and distrust anything that motivates him. However, for what it is worth, if I went to a church like that then I’d leave it to.
I thought it was bad when this evil little troll took out on President Bush but now he's gone after St. Paul! His arrogance has no bounds.
Your denomination just improved with this loss.
I'm not a Baptist, but neither was Carter.
And keep going, please, Jimmah.
He is TOTALLY distorting the statement about women submitting themselves to the husbands.
Of course, that’s what those of a worldly worldview do - follow the techniques and practices of their father, the devil (John 8:42-47)
Just go away, Jimmy.
jimmy carter is a woman
He has lusted after women in his heart. ;)
What part of Gen 3:16 is Carter having problems with?
I guess he missed the part about husbands loving their wives as Christ loves the Church (self sacrificial love)
I’m glad I just have the submit part!
(and no I’m not a Baptist, but the scripture says what it says)
If he were logical, he would repudiate the death cult for its treatment of women.
He left the Southern Baptists at least two years ago, probably more. It was all over the papers here.
This is like a third-hand article from some feminist blog. Maybe they JUST heard about it . . . .
This is the same president who kisses up to Islamic extremist....WHAT A HYPOCRITE!!!!!!1
Hahahaha. Stop you’re killing me.
I wonder where that statue is?
The Bible does speak of wives subservience to husbands — but I fail to see how that is equivalent to all women being subserviant to all men. I also fail to see how that excuses slavery, rape, mutiliation, etc. ...
Carter distorts the position of the SBC, then leaves based on the distortion?
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